So you’re thinking of going on a Carnival cruise! Here are some helpful tips that are sure to help you save money and enjoy your cruise to the fullest! These 7 cruise tips for Carnival cruises are guaranteed to maximize your cruise experience.
In order to make you holiday planning even easier, make sure that the agent you choose is one who is a full service agency. A full service agency will not only work to get you the best cruise, help with your pre-cruise planning, and get onboard deals, but they will also work to get you the best airfare possible to and from your departure port.
If both you and your partner each give up one specialty coffee and one fast food lunch per week and set that money aside you have just added at least $25 to your cruise fund. This was not too much of a change to your daily routine and you are on your way toward a Caribbean cruise. You must be disciplined though and leave that cruise fund money alone and continue to make your contributions.
Resident Discount Rates – Many cruise lines offer resident rates for charter boat cruise departing from your state. These rates can be significant but you may need to ask to get them.
Take for example a 7-day Caribbean cruise on Carnival Cruises Conquest. This itinerary is operated from Miami year-round. As a smart scheduler, assuming we have some flexibility when we can take vacation, we look at the April 6, 2014 cruise. This provides the best value of the season for this itinerary. Wouldn’t it be great to sail away on a couples cruise to the Caribbean?
Travel Insurance could help with unexpected expenses; like trip delays, medical expenses, lost luggage, and other unforeseen problems. One of the first things my wife and I learned from our first cruise is that if possible, arrive at the port city at least one day early. This way if there are unexpected delays do to the weather or mechanical problems you have a better chance of arriving before the cruise ship leaves without you.
Important thing is that you avoid overpacking. Watch the weight of your luggage closely because airlines have a 50-pound weight limit. It can cost you around $90 if you go over the weight limit. Bring some clothes that you can combine and match. You can bring different tops with a couple of bottoms.